Youth Panellist She/Her Thusani Tu-saar-ni
Thusani is part of our Youth Panel and is passionate about advocating for all those struggling with mental health. Find out more about Thusani.
I joined the Youth Panel because I want to advocate for all those struggling with mental health. Living with a mental health condition can be so isolating and I believe that more needs to be done to ensure no young person suffers in silence. The Youth Panel allows young people to be at the heart of fighting for this change and it allows so many of our voices to be heard.
The value I relate the most to is: 'kindness is our strength'.
I relate to this value the most because I believe that the smallest acts of kindness can go a long way and create a positive change to someone's life. Being kind manifests in so many different ways, whatever it is, I think compassion is a gift that everyone is worthy of receiving.
I switch off by listening to music, going somewhere in nature and meeting friends.
Our Youth Panel works with us for three years to help shape our future as a charity and achieve our mission. They talk about things like strategy, safeguarding, fundraising, organisational culture, risk management, data protection, brand and marketing.
Our current Youth Panel joined us in October 2023.